Dark Shadows (2012)
Critic Consensus: The visuals are top notch but Tim Burton never finds a consistent rhythm, mixing campy jokes and gothic spookiness with less success than other Johnny Depp collaborations.
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Critic Reviews for Dark Shadows
The only reason to see Dark Shadows is to discover how dire and pointless-how flat-out dreadful-a movie can be even when it has Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter attached to its flimsy pretext.
This is not so much a coherent movie as it is a long, expensive joke in search of a purpose.
Mostly Dark Shadows is silly when we're trained to expect slightly richer fun from Burton and Depp.
Fans of Depp's past collusions with Burton will find their rewards along the way. But there's a perfunctory vibe to the goings on, a weariness amid the weirdness.
Clearly, they made the movie they wanted to make. It's just not the movie this "Dark Shadows" fan hoped to see.
Audience Reviews for Dark Shadows
Things start out pretty interesting, with a typical Burtonesque backstory and pretty opening credits. There is also nothing wrong with the cast or the neat production design, especially in the lovely fishing town. It is the script that leaves the audience hanging a couple of times. While some scenes are amusing, others feel pointless and dragged out. There was potential for something along the lines of Addams Family, but overall it's a little....toothless. Pun intended.
My attempt at watching this movie was shorted lived. A white flag begging for surrender made an appearance half way through this terrible movie!
May work well for kids, I suppose. The execution is terrible; a handful of one-liners can't hold a film together. There are a few emotional scenes, but they are devoid of emotions!!
Dark Shadows Quotes
|Victoria Winters:||You're the doctor|
|Victoria Winters:||You're the doctor.|
|Dr. Julia Hoffman:||Yes. And you're the nanny and she's the bitch|
|Dr. Julia Hoffman:||Yes. And you're the nanny and she's the bitch.|
|Willie Loomis:||Don't worry Mr. B. I never liked the bitch anyway.|
|Barnabas Collins:||Ahhh, music... Yes, I'm rather fond of the music of the day. "I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover and I'm a sinner. I play my music in the sun."|
|Roger Collins:||That's what I've been saying, this family needs more balls!|
|Roger Collins:||That's what I've been saying. This family needs more balls!|